Thursday, September 29, 2011

Circumstances indicate the path beneficial to our soul

Elder Ambrose of Optina
The Path to Salvation

The mistake on our part is that we do not want to submit our will to the all-good Divine Providence, which indicates to us through circumstances the path beneficial to our soul. Instead we look for some sort of peaceful way for ourselves which exists only in our dreams, and in reality is nowhere on earth. There will be rest not for everyone, but only for a few, when they sing: With the saints give rest ...

[Living without Hypocrisy, p. 142]

No comments:

Post a Comment